Richmond upon Thames is an outer London borough located in the South West. Richmond has some of the lowest poverty rates of all London boroughs with just 21% of the children judged to be living in households in poverty. It also enjoys the lowest unemployment rate at 3.4% (London average is 4.9%), and the lowest infant mortality rate at 1.5 per 1,000 births (the rate is 3.3 for London overall).
However, pay inequality is high here compared to other parts of London with employees at the 80th percentile earning three times (2.99) those at the 20th percentile (compared to 2.74 across London).
The grid below shows how Richmond upon Thames compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Richmond upon Thames is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and green means it is better.